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Tabletop Photography is the latest in a line of helpful and innovative books from rockynook.
Tabletop photography is something that everyone can have a go at, and this book talks you through a number of ways that you can create brilliant tabletop photography images without breaking the bank in the process.
A tabletop studio is a great place for photographers to experiment and perfect some key skills such as macro and close up photography, and using the correct lighting to compliment a scene or object.
We start at the very beginning, with a little on photographic theory to help the reader get started. The book then goes through the different kits that is available and why it is important to the tabletop studio. Everything from flash and flash controls to camera controls and linking the camera to a computer is covered. Diffusers and reflectors are also looked at to help you get the light on your tabletop studio.
A tabletop studio needn't be very expensive, with minimal equipment required to create the look of a professional studio. Everything is covered in this book, from props and scene fillers to loads of top tips on ho to set your equipment to get the very best out of your images. You would be surprised at the versatility of photography that can be achieved from using a simple setup and a few props. There really are few limits – you can even bring the outside in by creating your own mini rock garden. This will then enable you to have more control over the light on the greenery, leading to professional looking images.
If you're stuck for inspiration, this book will certainly give you some, and improve your photography skills along the way. This book is a great buy for anyone looking to improve their tabletop photography skills.